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Is a 1982 500 SEL w/new engine worth anything?

Is a 1982 500 SEL w/new engine worth anything? I bought it in Euro in 1985. I put 226,700 miles on it, mostly freeway. It is in good enough condition that I had the engine rebuilt at a cost of over $8,000 prior to giving it to my son. He joined the Navy and the Merz has sat in my garage ever since. It now has 230, 500 miles on it. I would take it out once in a while for exercise. In 2007 it failed a smog test because the catalytic convertor went out and I got a non-op on it until my son decided what he wanted to do with it. I still took it around the block once in a while to let it run. Last month it failed to start. I think it is a fuel pump. I am moving and my son asked me to find it a new home. Is anyone interested? It is light blue-grey, nice paint, no dings, no leaks, new Michelins with BBS wheels, located in So CA....
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How about $1,000....?
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Give us some pics HerbyD and I bet you will get a lot more interest.
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Give us some pics HerbyD and I bet you will get a lot more interest.
Here's a link to some pics..hope they work, it's a first for me...

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Beautiful car. Even though it needs work, I would buy for your asking if I wasn't on the opposite coast. You should get your asking price no problem. Nice color combo, obviously well cared for. Good luck with the sale.



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Here's a link to some pics..hope they work, it's a first for me...

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Sorry, I've been having problems with my internet hook-up....I replaced the fuel pump, filter and fuel accumulator and it is running great again...I thought my son had a non-op on it, but I just found out he didn't and I have to pay back license fees to 2007...It's going to cost around $1,000 to make it street legal again...I wouldn't hesitate driving it anywhere but I'm concerned about putting more money into it than I can get out of it....If anyone is interested, the car is in Apple Valley, CA...
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Sorry, I've been having problems with my internet hook-up....I replaced the fuel pump, filter and fuel accumulator and it is running great again...I thought my son had a non-op on it, but I just found out he didn't and I have to pay back license fees to 2007...It's going to cost around $1,000 to make it street legal again...I wouldn't hesitate driving it anywhere but I'm concerned about putting more money into it than I can get out of it....If anyone is interested, the car is in Apple Valley, CA...
FYI..In response to an inquiry ...The Mercedes gets about 26 MPG on the road and 20 in town...The best I ever got was 32 MPG on a 1000 mile trip..Did you get the pics.? The rear seats have a pull down arm rest in the center but it is very comfortable for 3 passengers with seat belts for 3 passengers and reclining rear seats...The rear compartment is flawless..The front driver's seat has a small tear and needs repair. I have seat covers on the driver's and passenger seat (not the backs) to reduce wear. The carpet through-out the car is in perfect condition, as is the dashboard, and all instruments work...I have all the receipts for the engine(over $8,000) I can't find the paperwork for the tranny but it can't have more than 6,000 miles on it...I just took it out for a drive and it runs as good as it did when I bought it in 85... I'll sell it for $1,500 and you cover shipping...I'm planning on moving and have no place to keep it If you are serious and want more info PM me and I'll esnd my phone #....
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Thanks to Chadahar she has found a great home....Thanks Charlie.
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